William Onyai, the Gulu District Health Educator says the Village Taskforces Chaired by Village Chairpersons became dormant towards the end of last year when the rate of infections went down and that they have been revived late last week to monitor the COVID -19 patients reviving treatment from home.
Bezy Omoya, the senior Hospital Administrator at Kitgum General Hospital says the increasing numbers of covid-19 patients in need of oxygen at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Treatment center has affected the supply of oxygen to other health facilities.
James Ojok Onono, the Gulu University Deputy Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the Senate resolved to postpone the scientific graduation ceremony in a meeting held on Wednesday afternoon after deeper deliberations where they found that they couldn’t guarantee the safety of the participants.
Ojok says during the campaign that included activities like contact tracing and investigations of contacts of index TB patients and community TB hotspot screening, they screened 5,501 community members.
The 141.7 million shillings for the rehabilitation works are part of the 2.192 billion shillings allocated to the Health Department for the financial year 2021/2022 budget of 36.9 billion shillings approved by Gulu City Council.
Alfred Okwonga, the Gulu City Mayor says the budget allocation for the Education Department is aimed at expanding and improving school infrastructural facilities like classrooms, staff houses, energy and lighting, as well as water and sanitation among others.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that drug theft in government health facilities in Acholi Sub –Region is becoming so rampant. Okema suspects that such rampant theft could be linked to the mushrooming drug shops within the communities operated by some health workers.
Barbara Acaya, a P.5 school dropout from Agwayugi Primary School and a resident of Lukome Parish, Bungatira Sub –County in Gulu District delivered the triplets pre –maturely on 6th March this year, two months before the due date. It is believed the malaria she suffered from led to the pre –mature delivery.
Nairobi Onyuta, a farmer who lost all his pigs to the strange disease says that three more pigs belonging to his neighbours died over the weekend after contracting the disease whose cause is still a mystery to them.
Dr Odong, says health workers had to come first to show an example to the general public to embrace the exercise. He rubbished misinformation making rounds on social media about the vaccines, saying the vaccines underwent all the required standard tests before approval.
Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer says that 486 health workers registered for the vaccines include nurses, midwives, medical officers and doctors working in the various health facilities in the district both privately and government-owned.
Geoffrey Okot, a piggery farmer at Pagik Parish says that the disease was first detected in late February but has since escalated and killed over 30 pigs in his neighbourhood including his within four days.
In its Civil Suit 04/2021 before Gulu High Court, Young Elephant FC wants the court to declare that Makerere University Laboratory was negligent in conducting the COVID -19 tests and order them to pay the cost of damage caused to the football club.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says that they impounded Friendship Bus registration KCT 702G from Gulu going to Kampala on Wednesday morning from Layibi Check Point in Gulu City while carrying passengers full board.
Dr. Richard Echodu, the Gulu University Laboratory Director told URN in an interview that the Laboratory is level two and that it shall be run by a total of 15 qualified staff who underwent COVID -19 testing training. He said three out of those staff hold PhD in Laboratory Technology.
Esther Stella Atim, the In-charge of the Sickle Cell and Palliative Care Unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital told URN in an interview that they had taken three months with the reagents before they received some supplies early this month that have also run out.
Odong was first hospitalized at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital after collapsing while recording a statement at Pader Central Police Station in relation to his escape from police custody on January 6th 2021.